Question about 2006 Pontiac Vibe
And can I replace it myself
Yes you can replace it yourself. it could be a bit of a pain depending on where its located. i would use some PB blaster on the old one to get it out.
Posted on Dec 03, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If wiggling the wires cured the code, then one of the wires is broken inside the insulation. Pull on each wire one at a time. look for the colored insulation to stretch, this will be the broken wire. For the other car that wont rev up, this is a common when the catalytic concverter is plugged up. This will also cause MAF codes, and in turn, TRAC OFF light.
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
SOURCE: Service engine light,code po 420
A good brand name direct fit converter should keep the light off as long as the cause of the first converter failure is corrected. I would not use a universal fit one. Walker is a good brand, I have used them and never had a problem. Here is some more information, hope this helps.
When diagnosing a PCM code or codes: P0420, P0430, be sure to determine the cause of the converter failure. These converters are not likely to fail without an external cause. Typical causes are: fuel pressure regulator leak, engine misfire, dirty fuel injectors, coolant consumption, etc. Also, be aware that some converters on the market will cause this code or codes due to a lack of oxygen storage capacity. A component that must be in these converters, Cerium, is required to store, then slowly release oxygen. NOTE: P0420 is a bank 1 converter code, P0430 is a bank 2 converter code. If the vehicle has only one converter, then P0430 does not apply.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
I would try to clean out the egr valve , check for leaks at the evap canister, check the evap canister soleniod , and lastly change out the cat convertor, The cat convertor is most likely under the federal emmission warranty of 8 yrs,.80000 miles. You can take the vehicle in to have checked by local dealer or call gm customer service to check the warranty on the cat. convertor by giving them your vehicle number.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
the light can be caused by any one or combination of over 200 trouble codes, go to any kragen or Autozone parts store and ask for a trouble code test, it is free, then record the code(s) they come up with and post them back on fixya
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
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